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Woman says she bought tainted Hostess donettes at Sarasota gas station

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SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Everyone loves a good donut. But not the ones Jena Slinkard bought Thursday night at gas station in Sarasota.

She just wanted a yummy, powdered donut late at night. So she bought a few packs, but when she bit into her normal favorite, Hostess Donettes, she spit it right out.

"It had a strong chemical smell when I took a bite out of it," she said.

So she checked out the other package.

"It made my tongue numb, so I opened the other one, and it had the same chemical smell to it," she said.

Slinkard was so grossed out that she bought every donette package 7-11 had. She says she wanted to make sure no one else ate the bad donuts.

She turned all 11 of them over to 8 On Your Side and we found some donuts with green mold. The "Best Buy" date on all of them was Aug. 24 of this year. Hostess emerged from bankruptcy last year and its packages read, "The sweetest comeback in the history of ever."

Hostess' Facebook page lists similar complaints dating back to October of last year.

Hostess sent this statement:

"The quality of our products is of utmost importance to us and we take any consumer concerns very seriously. Hostess Consumer Affairs has not been contacted by this consumer and has not had the opportunity to evaluate the product in question. We encourage this consumer to contact us directly at 1-800-777-8067, extension 4756#, for immediate assistance."

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